Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Midsomer Addiction

You may remember there were times I spoke about how much I loved the British murder series called Midsomer Murders. I have the complete series up to #25   (I'm showing #19 with Jason Hughes on the cover)  when the original DCI  (Detective Chief Inspector)  John Barnaby was played by the excellent British actor John Nettles from the beginning of the series in 1995 until 2011. I own the complete set with Jason Hughes as Dectective Sgt. Ben Jones. He was my favorite out of all Barnaby's sidekicks besides the original DS Troy, I own four sets  (that's 20 DVDs)  with him in it. Since it Isn't shown on American TV anymore I ceased to buy the continuing series with the actor Neil Dudgeon who took over John Nettles part as DCI John Barnaby the younger cousin of the original Barnaby. Are you keeping up with me so far? LOL!

Well being home so much I've watched the complete series that I have and was curious as to how the new Barnaby fared. So I ordered the first two sets #24 and #25 which contains the 100th episode  (each set and series contains 3-5 shows)  and found I enjoyed it as much as the other series. Set # 24 still has Jason Hughes playing DS Jones as Barnaby's sidekick, while #25 has Gwyilynn Lee taking over the sidekick part. I know I'll be ordering others in time too. From what I understand the series is still running all over the map except here in America and has since had another new sidekick taking over. To me it is one of the best of modern day British mysteries out there especially that it's running so many years. They call it the English version of Law & Order although there isn't any court room drama. I place it up there with my American favorite shows of no longer on air except in reruns CSI-NY and still running NCIS. I could watch these shows over and over again, and of course I do.. LOL!

Hope I didn't bore you with my "addiction" LOL! 
Until the next time dear friends have a day of blessings.


  1. I love that show...and anything/everything British, smiles. Have a great day friend.

  2. I've never watched Midsomer I wish I had. You have made them sound so good! If the series ever comes back to this country I'll be sure and watch!!

  3. Gee, I've missed out on all this! Sounds intriguing!!! Glad you are able to enjoy them. Sounds like a great midsummer pasttime!!!

  4. Okay, okay, I'll give the series a try. You have great taste in mysteries you know!
    I think it's on Netflix.
    I'll try one tonight if I can find it.


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